Devora Gila | Hodu Lashem

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Hodu Lashem

by Devora Gila

For every Jewish woman's music collection. Exquisite, uplifting, a rich tapestry of soothing melodies, meditative and danceable rhythms, and inspiring themes.
Genre: Spiritual: Judaica
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1. Shir HaMa'alot
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2. Hashem Melech
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4:22 album only
3. Beloved
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5:03 album only
4. Ki Karov
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5. Serve Thee
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4:15 album only
6. Sea and Sand
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3:24 album only
7. Et Kashti
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8. Hear My Laughter
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2:46 album only
9. Infinite Wonder
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3:16 album only
10. Eyn K'elokeynu
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11. Hodu Lashem
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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HODU LASHEM

Described by the Jewish World Review as a "religious female Joan Baez-type" singer-songwriter, Devora Gila is paving a new path in the world of Jewish music. HODU LASHEM paints a rich tapestry of soothing melodies, meditative and danceable rhythms, and inspiring spiritual themes.

HODU LASHEM features Devora Gila's angelic voice in a high-quality production of original music. Co-produced and arranged by Naor Carmi, the album utilizes a variety of styles from Israel-- traditional Middle-Eastern, modern, Chassidic, classical guitar and Spanish influenced, and American contemporary-easy. The transcendent niggunim were inspired by a creative process she has developed called "Meditative Singing".

HODU LASHEM also features a wide range of talented Israeli musicians, including accomplished guitarist Gavriel Hason, Asaf Shirazi on Latin percussion, and virtuoso cellist Doron Toister of The Israeli Philharmonic.

A regular on the playlist of Staten Island's WSIA radio (For Women Only), HODU LASHEM is making its way around the globe. And it's creating an intimate spiritual musical community among women by connecting us all through the power of song.

REVIEWS OF HODU LASHEM:

"Very beautiful" -Rockin' Rebbetzin Michelle Garner,
WSIA 88.9 FM, Staten Island, NY

"Each song is beautifully composed and sung...This album uplifts the heart and inspires the soul. Looking forward to more!" -Leora Silberstein, Israel National Radio

"...one of the hippest religious recording around" - Jewish Music WebCenter

"Devora Gila has talent...The arrangements and performances here are skilled and flavorful,... innovative." -Jerusalem Post

"...a sweet, wonderful voice..." -Jewish Music WebCenter

"Devora Gila's music touches my soul deeply and inspires my own creativity... I find myself singing her songs throughout the day."
-Anonymous, artist

"Perfect, prayerful, refreshing, full of love...I love everything about it!
-TZ, musician and composer

"Exquisite." -Toby Klein Greenwald, Director of women's theater

"Devora Gila's songs put you on such a spiritual high...
I waited for months for the release of her CD, 'Hodu Lashem'." -Anonymous

"(Devora Gila has) a remarkable voice range."
-Anonymous

"'Hodu Lashem' tracks the journey of a soul. We hear a voice that belongs to the realm of superstars ... but the richness and depth of the Torah integrated into DG's life makes this transcendent, far beyond any music in the pop world. Tender, passionate, uplifting, these songs are polished jewels. This is the voice of a woman who has emerged through suffering to ecstatic joy, from emptiness to fullness..." -CRS, musician and composer

"Your music is beautiful and healing...So moving. Hope you will be zoche to capture and share many more melodies. --Rivkah-Leah Leigh,Lakewood NJ


ABOUT THE PERFORMER

Devora Gila remembers writing her first song at about age five, lying in the back of her parents' station wagon on the way home from a Beatlemania concert. As a teenager, she travelled throughout Latin America and Southeast Asia as a clarinetist with the Long Island Youth Orchestra. She won local, state and national honors for clarinet as well as dramatic, poetic and prose performance. In her mid-twenties, she won a Best of Boston award for her work with political Theatre troupe Singing With the Enemy; co-wrote, produced and performed on Mondo Sweetie's debut album in Spanish, and sang back-up vocals in Boston's folk scene for singer-songwriter Pat Burtis, showcasing at the Bitter End in New York's East Village. But now the native Long Islander has traded in the thrill of clubs and mixed crowds for the spiritually uplifting "high" of women-only performances.

Former yoga instructor and martial arts student, Devora Gila earned a B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard College, where she performed with a Renaissance choir, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and hosted a jazz program on WHRB radio. While earning an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, she continued her interest in radio broadcast as a DJ for a Spanish music show on WRMC. She has studied various vocal traditions and techniques, including classical Indian singing with reknown Hindustani singer and composer Warren Senders, jazz, and "Spiritual Singing" with Barry Harris, who teaches a methodology developed by faculty of the Metropolitan House of Opera for vocal repair and retraining.

"Everyone can sing, and every woman has a divine inner song that is yearning to be released into the world in a holy way. I find the apparent restrictions of 'Kol Ishah' to be liberating. It creates an intimate spiritual musical community among women and connects us through the power of song."

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Francesca

wonderful beautiful music!
This is a beautiful album. I love it!!! I am young mother of three children, and it gives such joy to listen to this album in the car when we are driving. They sing along, and I feel soothed and inspired. Even my two year old girl goes la-la-la. The songs are truly nice--not just for the judaica genre, but for the folk music genre! The lyrics are inspiring. If you get it you will surely enjoy it!

Shulamis

excellent
I think it was extreemly inspiring.....of course cultivating/gathering the creativity we all have is vital to serve H-shem in a holy way, the inspiration was there..vibrant...encouraging...helped me go to sleep when I had anxiety......I'm thankful for that...a multitude of thoughts in my head..can't really release them now..thanxs

Lou Roman

Beautiful!
Devora has a very soothing voice. Her singing is beautiful. I also like that different styles of music are used on this CD. I'm Glad I Bought It!

Nancy Levinson

Music that will awaken your soul!
The music on this CD has awakened something in my soul!! The music touches the heart and soul. It's clear that the artist is fully engaged with each song she sings and you will feel it when you listen.

Sarah

WOW!!!!
It really touches the soul. Cuts through the falseness of this world, Goes straight to the core- I think the Neshamah itself. It's tough being in a place/space/surrounded by materialistic goals which of course the neshamah knows is false- for whatever set of reasons- maybe some not even genuine- many of us are not living in Eretz Yisrael. This is extremely painful for the soul. It comes out in different ways- maybe over spending, over eating, etc. So...when I listen to this music I am far away from Judgementalism (which is false by its nature-noone really knows who someone is) and perhaps emotional/mental pain. It is soothing, loving, and calling me back to my source which I have ignored due to my circumstances. Please daven for me that I should be zoche along with my family to live in Eretz Yisrael. Shulamis Kraindel Bas Sarah Esther. Tizku l' mitzvos and Please get this CD because it is truth. . . .

Sarah

WOW!!!!
It really touches the soul. Cuts through the falseness of this world, Goes straight to the core- I think the Neshamah itself. It's tough being in a place/space/surrounded by materialistic goals which of course the neshamah knows is false- for whatever set of reasons- maybe some not even genuine- many of us are not living in Eretz Yisrael. This is extremely painful for the soul. It comes out in different ways- maybe over spending, over eating, etc. So...when I listen to this music I am far away from Judgementalism (which is false by its nature-noone really knows who someone is) and perhaps emotional/mental pain. It is soothing, loving, and calling me back to my source which I have ignored due to my circumstances. Please daven for me that I should be zoche along with my family to live in Eretz Yisrael. Shulamis Kraindel Bas Sarah Esther. Tizku l' mitzvos and Please get this CD because it is truth. . . .

Shira Taylor Gura, Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Teacher

Devora Gila is inspirational and her music is addicting
Quite simply, this is one of the most powerful pieces of music I have listened to in quite some time. Devora Gila has a way of bringing to you her G-dly spirit. Listening to her music, you want to dance, and sing, and play each song over a thousand times. The music is wonderful to bring spirit into the house, women's groups, and Hebrew music classes across the world.